** This site is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs through Amazon.com, Rakuten Marketing, Commission Junction, IndieBound, Smashwords, Book Depository, and more that are designed to provide a means for Jess to earn minimal advertising fees by showcasing the areas you can purchase the corresponding products that Jess discusses within her website. All of these affiliate links are obvious as to which ones they are. **

Showing posts with label book report. Show all posts
Showing posts with label book report. Show all posts

Monday, January 15, 2018

Made the Grade: Rock Candy Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @virnadepaul

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 1643 KB | Release Date: June 22, 2015 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Rock Strong" [Rock Candy Series, Book 1] by Virna DePaul

Author's Book Description : Book 1 in the Rock Candy series (a spin-off of the Say You Love Me series!)

**Note: "Rock Strong" released June 22, 2015, under the title "Say It Strong" but has been rebranded to ROCK!

I’ve seen and done it all—sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, and then some. I’ve made the cover of Rolling Stone. I’ve won Best Rock Performance at the Grammy’s. I’m living a life of fame, wild tours, crazy money, and insanely hot women. But the one woman I can’t get is prim and proper cellist, Abby Chan—gorgeous, natural, talented as all sin. The first time we met, I knew we would be something special. She’s not convinced, but I am.

Now I’m going to prove she’s all the woman a wild man like me will ever need…


Liam Collier, sexy and enigmatic frontman for Point Break, the world’s hottest rock band, is at the top of his game. With two songs in the Billboard Top 10, he’s a rock-and-roll bad boy, known for his trademark falsetto as well as his proclivity for partying and hooking up with gorgeous women. For Liam, falling in love was something he figured would happen far off in the future—not on the first day of his first world tour. And not with his super sexy but extremely reserved background cellist.

With a Master of Music degree from Juilliard School of Music, Abby Chan is on the road to becoming a cellist for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. But to pay back her expensive education, first she has to travel another kind of road—a gig playing cello for the North American leg of a garish rock band’s world tour. She’d expected hard work and long hours, but what she never expected was the intensity of her reactions to Liam Collier. He’s sweet. He’s hot. And despite being surrounded by roadies and the world’s most beautiful women, he’s set his sights on her.

When classical music meets rock and prim propriety meets a carefree attitude, Abby and Liam venture outside their comfort zones. What they discover is that living wild is the perfect preparation for flying high—on love.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars,

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Text Me - 8 Novels of First Love by 8 Bestselling Authors | Spreading the Word @shananorris #AmandaBrice @sheldelisle @LeeStraussBooks @Juli_Alexander @watched1 @Katiewriting @KatBrookes

Okay ... this anthology was on my TBR list for a while and I only recently got to it (well I did in March 2017) yet once I got to it I only read the one I felt would interest me since this complete anthology is no longer in publication. HOWEVER, I am posting this because each novel within this anthology is still being sold by their various authors. SO, if any of these novels interest you please go check them out!

- This is an ARC book - Release Date: November 24, 2013 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: NetGalley

"Text Me - 8 Novels of First Love" by Shana Norris, Amanda Brice, Shel Delisle, Elle Strauss, Juli Alexander, Cindy M. Hogan, Kate Avery Ellison, & Kat Brookes

Authors' Book Description : "TEXT ME" is a fun, fresh collection featuring light-hearted teen novels from eight bestselling authors with more than 470 four- and five- star reviews on Goodreads!

Discover a new favorite or a new series with this box set of contemporary and paranormal first love stories with sassy heroines that will have you crushing, swooning, or laughing out loud.

Purchased separately these eight romantic novels would cost more than $20.00, so you can get a whole bundle of great reads for a great price! (This was struck off as it isn't sold as a bundle anymore.)

(Best for Young Adult readers 12 and up)

-----------------------------------------------

Like Mermaids? "Surfacing" by Shana Norris
Mara Westray has just lost her mother, and being shipped off to live with the father she doesn't know is not how she imagined grieving. But from the moment she steps off the ferry, nothing is as ordinary as it looks. As she tries to unravel the events that led to her mom fleeing the island sixteen years ago, Mara finds that the biggest secret of all is only the beginning.

Like Mysteries? "Codename: Dancer" by Amanda Brice
Bombs, poisoning, arson… Will aspiring ballerina Dani Spevak’s 15 minutes of fame on the hit TV show Teen Celebrity Dance-Off be over before she reaches age 15? Dani and her friends are suddenly at the center of some serious sabotage. And if she doesn’t find out who is behind it, her next pirouette could be her last.

Like Angels? "Winging It!" by Shel Delisle
Angel in Training Grace Lightbourne wants to earn her wings fast, so she skips school in Heaven, heading straight to Earth on a Mission as an apprentice Guardian Angel. But, she'd better watch out -- she's flying by the seat of her pants.

Like Time Travel? "Like Clockwork" by Elle Strauss
When Adeline travels back in time to 1955's Hollywood, she meets a James Dean-esque type hottie.
But can bad boys from the past be trusted?

Like Witches? "Stirring Up Trouble" by Juli Alexander
Zoe Miller is a 15-year-old witch with a talent for potions. Then there's all the so-called normal stuff. Like high school, her annoyingly selfish "friend" Anya, and her crush on Anya's ex-boyfriend Jake. Now, Zoe's dad is dating Jake's mom, and things are getting more and more complicated. Zoe's tired of fate interfering so cruelly in her life. Can you really blame her for putting her potions to not-so-good use and stirring up trouble?

Like Sweet Entertainment? "Confessions of a 16-Year-Old Virgin Lips" by Cindy M. Hogan
VL. Virgin Lips. You may not have heard of it, but where I live, it's a thing with a card, even if it is a figurative card. Maybe that's a bit strange. I mean, what teenage girl isn't interested in kissing? Locking lips definitely interested me, but the drama that came with it didn't. No kissing, no drama. Simple.

Like Fairy Tales? "The Curse Girl" by Kate Avery Ellison
When Bee is imprisoned in a magical, cursed house because of her father's selfish choices, she has just one plan ... escape! But she must solve a riddle and help her fellow prisoners break the curse that binds them all before she can leave, and that is proving more difficult than she originally thought thanks to the bitter young master of the house, Will.
Will wants nothing to do with Bee or her help (and he certainly isn't planning on falling in love with her), but he might have underestimated just how determined and clever – and irresistible – she can be.

Like Cute Crushes? "Chasing Puberty" by Kat Brookes
Puberty has left high school freshman Logan Stanley behind. Join her on her journey as she discovers that being a true 'It' girl is only a state of mind -- you just have to believe!

Made the Grade: Swans Landing Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @shananorris

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 329; Kindle Edition - File Size: 657 KB; Audible – Unabridged | Release Date: November 13, 2011 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: NetGalley when it was within the anthology "Text Me, 8 Novels of First Love"

"Surfacing" [Swans Landing Series, Book 1] by Shana Norris

Author's Book Description : Sixteen-year-old Mara Westray has just lost her mother, and now, being shipped off to live with the father she doesn’t know is not how she imagined grieving. She’s already counting down the days until she turns eighteen and can leave the tiny island of Swans Landing.

But from the moment she steps off the ferry, nothing is as ordinary as it looks. Whispers of a haunting song on the wind make her see impossible things, and she isn’t sure she can trust her judgment about what is real and what isn’t anymore. Maybe she can’t even trust her judgment about quiet Josh Canavan, whose way of speaking in riddles and half-truths only confuses her more, luring her deeper into the secrets hidden beneath the ocean’s surface.

As she tries to unravel the events that led to her mom fleeing the island sixteen years ago, Mara finds that the biggest secret of all is only the beginning.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars!!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Feasted On: Lone Star Cowboy League: The Founding Years Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @ReneeRyanBooks @LoveInspiredBks

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 288; Kindle Edition - File Size: 2584 KB | Release Date: July 1, 2016 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired : Historical | Obtained: NetGalley

"Stand-In Rancher Daddy" [Lone Star Cowboy League: The Founding Years Series, Book 1] by Renee Ryan

Author's Book Description : Suddenly a Father

Rancher CJ Thorn isn’t ready to graduate from uncle to brand-new daddy—but he has no choice. After his widowed brother runs off, a pair of adorable twins have no one but CJ…and lovely neighbor Molly Langley. She’s helped with the girls for so long that she’s almost part of the family. Almost. CJ knows his family isn’t good enough for her. Not when his brother’s actions have disgraced the Thorn name yet again.

Watching CJ become a devoted father would soften any woman’s heart. Yet Molly must remain immune. CJ deserves more than a woman who can’t have children. Held back by fear, it’ll take a disaster forcing the community together before they’re ready to risk a chance on happiness.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Feasted On: His Forever Family by Sarah M. Anderson | #BookReview @SarahMAnderson1

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 252; Kindle Edition - File Size: 660 KB; Audible – Unabridged; Audio CD - Audiobook | Release Date: February 1, 2016 | Publisher: Harlequin : Desire | Obtained: NetGalley

"His Forever Family" [Billionaires and Babies Series] by Sarah M. Anderson (aka Maggie Chase)

Author's Book Description : Found: one baby…and the boss’s future bride?

Tiny and helpless—the abandoned newborn that venture capitalist Marcus Warren finds during a morning run takes him by surprise. So does the sudden longing for his capable assistant, Liberty Reese, who reveals her tender side with the baby.

But Liberty must resist her gorgeous boss’s advances. Her secrets could destroy his trust, her career and the chance to care for the foster child they are both coming to love. Even so, she can’t deny the heat between them—or the fear that her past will end their chance to create a forever family.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Made the Grade: Charity, Montana Series, Book 1 | #BookReview #LynneMarshall @TulePublishing

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 1030 KB | Release Date: March 27, 2017 | Publisher: Tule Publishing : Montana Born Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Her Baby, His Love" [Charity, Montana Series, Book 1] by Lynne Marshall

Author's Book Description : All Taylor Clark ever wanted was a normal life and a traditional family, but so far she’s had neither. Soon after discovering that her boyfriend was secretly engaged and she moves to Charity, Montana for a fresh start, she realizes she’s pregnant. As her new friendly and sexy landlord helps her settle in, they become friends, although Taylor has to keep reminding herself to keep her distance. The last thing she needs is to start something new.

As an ex-con, Joe Collins knows a little something about fresh starts. Despite his determination to keep his head down, he can’t ignore Taylor’s natural beauty or obvious vulnerability. In short time, a tentative friendship blooms along with something more precious—trust.

When Taylor’s ex comes to town, he threatens everything that Joe and Taylor have built together. Joe steps up to care for and protect her, even though he risks losing more than the woman he loves.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars,

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Made the Grade: Pushing Limits Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @StinaLL @readloveswept

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 1206 KB | Release Date: April 5, 2016 | Publisher: Random House Publishing : Loveswept | Obtained: NetGalley

"This One Moment" [Pushing Limits Series, Book 1] by Stina Lindenblatt

Author's Book Description : Fame, fortune, and stadiums full of screaming fans are right around the corner for the rock band at the heart of Stina Lindenblatt’s steamy, intense Pushing Limits series. But it’s an epic love affair that steals the show in this opening act.

When Nolan Kincaid skipped town to chase the music career of his dreams, he knew he wouldn’t miss the reminders of his broken family—he wasn’t so sure he could forget the girl he left behind. Now his band is touring nonstop, the recording sessions go all night, and the groupies are crazed. But when he hears that Hailey Wilkins is in trouble, he drops everything.

Hailey thought she’d missed her chance with Nolan. Five years ago, the moment she realized she loved him was the moment he decided to leave. Now, when a brutal assault lands her in the ICU, Nolan flies straight to her bedside, acting like nothing’s changed. What’s a rock star like him doing, canceling shows and risking his record deal, just to nurse an old friend back to health? And why should Hailey believe he’ll stay this time?

With her attacker still at large, Nolan’s ready to rise to the occasion. He knows he let Hailey down once before, but he’s ready to give her everything, heart and soul—and he’ll fight for the chance to prove it.

♥ Proceeds from the first week of release (and pre-orders) were donated to the Calgary Emergency Women’s shelter. ♥

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman | #BookReview, Spreading the Word & From My Kids to You

Today I'm showing off P. D. Eastman's "Are You My Mother?" and my daughter's First Ever book report that was created for this book!



"Are You My Mother?"
by P. D. Eastman

Author's Book Description :
    This easy-to-read, must-have classic about a baby bird in search of his mother is perfect for every day!

    A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious board book edited by Dr. Seuss. When a mother bird’s egg starts to jump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat. But as soon as she’s gone, out pops the baby bird. He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling is determined to find his mother, even after meeting a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a Snort. The timeless message of the bond between mother and child make this abridged, super-simple edition of P. D. Eastman’s "Are You My Mother?" a must for baby showers, beginning readers, and Mother’s Day.

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (Kindle) USD | Amazon (Hardcover) USD | Amazon (Paperback) USD | Amazon (Board Book) USD | Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Board Book) USD | Barnes & Noble (Board Book) USD | Barnes & Noble (Cloth Book) USD | BAM! / BooksAMillion.com (Hardcover) USD | eBooks.com (e-Book) USD

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads & LibraryThing! **



My Book Review : My daughter got this as a Christmas novel (in 2015) from her Grandfather and recently (in 2017) decided to use it as her first 1st Grade book report book. She has nothing but sweet words to say about it and it was the first novel she was able to read by herself.

It's a great learning novel and it's very silly.



My Daughter's Book Report :




Find P. D. Eastman :



This was put together by myself (From Me to You ... Video, Photography & Book Reviews) please contact me if you'd like your own promo post.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Idolizing In: Always Series, Book 3 | #BookReview @CherieMHudson @lexxie_couper

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 280 | Release Date: June 30, 2016 | Publisher: Momentum Books : Moonlight | Obtained: NetGalley

"Undeniable" [Always Series, Book 3] by Cherie M. Hudson (aka Lexxie Couper)

Author's Book Description : Listen to your heart.

Sit still for a moment. Close your eyes. Listen. Just listen. What do you hear? When I do that, I hear … fuzz. Okay, not really fuzz, but it’s hard to explain what I hear. Put your hands over your ears. Hear that? That’s kind of like what I hear, but not really …
I feel sound. Does that make sense? Being deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the other sucks. People think I’m dumb. I’m not dumb. I just can’t hear you. I’ve worked out however, people thinking you’re dumb actually works to your advantage. When people think you’re dumb, they don’t expect anything from you. And when they don’t expect anything from you, you don’t have to engage with them. I’m okay with that.
So why the hell is my sister’s boyfriend’s cousin, an annoying Australian named Caden, so adamant he wants to talk to me? I can’t work out if he’s laughing at me, or if he can see what I can see … the world is worth laughing at. What kind of name is Caden any way?
I also can’t work out why, for the first time ever, I wish I could truly hear the way normal people do. Surely it has nothing to do with the fact I wonder what his heart would sound like beating in his chest if I lay my head on it. I can’t work it out and I don’t like it.
Damn it.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars! Yes, Caden loves his cousin like a brother and would do anything he can for his cousin’s family (and has on more than one occasion) but that isn’t the real/only reason he travels whenever he could to San Diego, California during his time off from his university in Australia. The real reason is because of his cousin’s sarcastic, snarky, big hearted sister-in-law Chase (Chastity). He has been in love with her from just about the beginning of their “relationship” and now he just has to prove it to her any way he can. But while Chase tries to keep him at bay, others conspire against them. Will Caden’s actions be enough to win her heart for good or will he fumble up any chance they have of being together?

I really liked this contemporary new adult romance that is written in a diary style kind of way. It was easy to follow along (as this is the first novel from its Always Series that I’ve read) and I enjoyed how it gave the reader a way of viewing/learning about Caden and Chase’s thoughts on WHY they did the things they did throughout the novel. All in all, it was easy to realize that though Chase and Caden were perfect for one another they both had some growing to do in comprehending what they wanted out of life and each other. In their novel, you get to see their growth, their love for one another, and see how much Chase needed to come to an understanding about her past and what she wanted out of her future. This novel is VERY well written.

Caden and Chase have very similar personalities, though when they had bad things happen to them when they were younger they took very different approaches to life and how they handled the circumstances that are thrown their way. Because of that, it makes for a whole lot of drama in their novel, but the tension that grows finally has them fessing up to their true feelings for each other so it all works out for the best. And how they fessed up …. in truth I was charmed. Together they make a great couple that I rooted for from the start. Their story is one that is unique but meaningful enough that it’ll definitely stick with me.

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for an incomparable contemporary new adult romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Paperback) USD : Unconditional (Book 1) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Unforgettable (Book 2)


Amazon (Paperback) : Undeniable (Book 3)

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Misplaced Princess

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2017


Author's Novel Extras : ​Chapter One of UNDENIABLE

Author's Series Extras :


Book Teaser(s) :
I plan to one day own a rescue mutt of indecipherable parentage and call him Puss-Cat, just to mess with people's heads. ~ within Chapter 1 - titled 'Caden'
If anyone tells you love makes you invincible, tell them they're full of shit. Love makes you paranoid and insecure and nervous you're going to fuck it all up and lose the best thing that's ever happened to you. ~ within Chapter 5 - titled 'Caden'

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Cherie, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Feasted On: Calling It Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @jendoyleink

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 384; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1458 KB | Expected Release Date: April 11, 2016 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Calling It" [Calling It Series, Book 1] by Jen Doyle

Author's Book Description : Baseball player Nathan Hawkins needs to get away from Chicago. After a near career-ending car accident and with paparazzi surrounding his penthouse, Nate can only think of one place to go: home. But when he finds his old apartment occupied by a half-naked woman wielding a baseball bat, he’s not sure what to think…except that maybe his luck has finally changed for the better.

Librarian Dorie Donelli never thought she’d get to meet her fantasy man in person–much less while she’s wearing her bathrobe. To her surprise, her nearly naked run-in with Nate leads to more unclothed encounters. But Dorie is sure their fling is only temporary. As long as she remembers he’ll be gone once his life gets back on track, she won’t get hurt. In the meantime, she throws herself into enjoying their three weeks together before he has to report for spring training and go back to his old life.

For Nate, being with Dorie is the only time in months that he finds himself smiling. Laughing. And he has no intention of letting that go. He might even befalling in love…if only Dorie will let him say the words. What they have isn’t just a dream, but the start of a dream come true.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! A top playing baseball catcher goes home during his off-season with hopes of straightening out his life. Though who he finds to help him along the way is the one woman that he can't seem to get enough of and who doesn't want anything more from him other than a fling? Can he prove to her that they'll be able to last?

This hilariously drama filled contemporary romance was unexpected yet has a "down to earth" feel to it too. I enjoyed the build-up this plot has, while I was thoroughly entertained by its characters. It’s a wonderful baseball romance that reminded me a bit of Ms. Tan's “The Hot Streak.”

Like Nate (Nathan), I LOVED the way he met Dorie (Lucinda). They have a light hilarity between them that carries through this novel and draws its readers into their relationship even more. Yet, it was their intense connection that moved me and had me rooting for them from the beginning.

My only wish was that the last four chapters were written better so I could've liked Dorie more. I understand she was scared but she took the drama to a level that it really didn't need to go.

Nevertheless, I DO recommend this novel for those wanting a unique contemporary baseball romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Called Up (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Called Out (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Holiday House Call (Book 3.5)

icon
Kobo (e-Book) USD : Calling It (Book 1)
Calling It
eBooks.com (e-Book) USD : Calling It (Book 1)

Amazon (Kindle) : Calling It (Book 1)

Amazon (Paperback) : Calling It (Book 1)
Calling It
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Calling It (Book 1)
Calling It
Barnes & Noble (Paperback) USD : Calling It (Book 1)

Author's Novel Extras : ​Calling It [Book 1] - Overview & Excerpt


Author's Series Extras : Called Up [Book 2] - Overview & Excerpt | ​Called Out [Book 3] - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
That she'd managed not to lay herself down on that bed and invite him to join her was a miracle. Either that or the dumbest thing she'd ever done in her entire life.
Really. A night with Nate Hawkins? Who turned down a chance like that?
Dorie Donelli, apparently. ~ within Chapter 4
She fell into him, gripping his shoulders as his hands went to her hips. His eyes locked on to hers and everything came to a thundering halt as the earth stopped spinning on its axis. The building could have fallen down around them and he wouldn't have cared. He has to count to ten in Japanese, for fuck's sake, in order not to dip his head down and kiss her. No, claim her.
Fuck.
Two days, he'd known her. Two days. ~ within Chapter 9

Book Preview(s) :

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Jen, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Idolizing In: The Royals Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @TeriWilsonauthr

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 2022 KB | Expected Release Date: March 27, 2017 | Publisher: Simon & Schuster : Gallery Books : Pocket Star | Obtained: NetGalley

"Royally Roma" [The Royals Series, Book 1] by Teri Wilson

Author's Book Description : In this charming, modern retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn film Roman Holiday, a royal prince tries to escape his hectic and rigid life and ends up leading a young graduate student on a chase through the Eternal City.

Julia Costa is too busy trying to complete her PhD while also holding down a full-time job as a private tour guide in Rome to keep up with celebrity gossip. So when she crosses paths with a real, actual prince, she mistakes him for a client and takes him on a daylong tour of the city.

Intrigued by the idea of spending time with someone who obviously has no idea who he is, and delighted at the prospect of a day free of royal obligations, Niccolo La Torre, Crown Prince of Lazaretto, acts on impulse and assumes the role of Julia’s client. He swears to himself that he’ll return to his royal duties after only half a day…but he’s having the time of his life.

Until Julia presents him with the bill. Since he snuck out of the hotel without so much as a dime, he tries to escape, only to discover that she won’t let him out of her sight until he can pay her back. She’s determined to get her money…and perhaps more from the handsome stranger she’s fallen for.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! After feeling beaten down by his own royal responsibilities, Niccolo (Nico/Mano) the heir to the Lazaretto throne decides on escaping his gilded cage by pretending to be someone else when he meets Julia. Julia is an American tour guide living in Rome, who is running from her own notorious past and is in the midst of pulling her life together when she meets Niccolo. Their attraction is instantaneous and is blooming into something more by the minute. Yet when Niccolo’s “quick getaway” turns into something a whole lot more and into a bigger fiasco then he originally planned, will he still be able to go back to his “real” life after all is said and done; or will he be able to change his life for the better with the help of Julia by his side?

Okay truth time … this novel is said to be a modern retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn film ‘Roman Holiday,’ and though I have heard of it I have never watched it so I really didn’t know what it was about. Yet I can definitely say I was not disappointed in the least as I was hooked by Chapter 2. It was the banter between Niccolo and Julia that reeled me in, especially how it seemed that Julia could get to the heart of any situation which made her be able to handle and understand Niccolo better than most people. Together they seemed to light up each page as you learned about their unusual meetup and budding romance. Though both were resistant to the possibility of something more between them because of the reality of their lives it seemed like fate wanted them together no matter what. It was very charming to see them both succumb to fate.

I recommend this novel 100% to anyone looking for a quirky contemporary new adult romance! My only regrets, though they didn’t tarnish my love for this novel, was that given today’s technology I kept thinking that Niccolo’s security would find him because of his cell phone AND I wish the ending wasn’t so abrupt. And yet I still HIGHLY recommend it! 😊

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Royally Romanov (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Royally Wed (Book 3)

icon
Kobo (e-Book) USD : Royally Roma (Book 1)
Royally Roma
eBooks.com (e-Book) USD : Royally Roma (Book 1)

Amazon (Kindle) : Royally Roma (Book 1)
Royally Roma
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Royally Roma (Book 1)
Kobo (e-Book) USD : The Royals Series

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Unmasking Juliet

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2014 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015 | Happy Birthday to Me ... Book Deals/Specials for YOU! #BookSales


Author's Novel Extras : ​Royally Roma [Book 1] - Overview

Author's Series Extras : Royally Romanov [Book 2] - Overview | ​Royally Wed [Book 3] - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
Note to self: when endeavoring to disappear, do not run straight to the most populated spot in all of Rome. ~ within Chapter 6

Book Preview(s) :

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Teri, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Disappointmentville: Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves by Trinity Blacio | #BookReview @trinityblacio

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 326 KB | Expected Release Date: September 1, 2016 | Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves" [Stepbrothers Series, Book 7] by Trinity Blacio

Author's Book Description : Lucy Ballard’s life sucked. First her father was killed in a boating accident, then some nut job she thought would be her husband, took something from her that left a hole in her heart the size of a watermelon. She was convinced that no man would want her now –she wasn’t whole. The one thing she had dreamed of all her life–to have a big family–was now physically impossible.

Duke and Nolan Masters were brothers, even though Duke was now the alpha of their pack. They shared everything else, including women. So it was no surprise that their mate would be one and the same, but they never imagined it would to be their new stepsister, Lucy Ballard. Not to mention the fact that she can’t’ have children, and the reaction of the pack to this would bring serious trouble.

Could the three of them come together? Would the pack accept her as their new alpha bitch even though she was damaged? Duke and Nolan were about to make sure of it, because otherwise there would be only one choice–to step down as alpha and move away from everything they knew.

My Book Review : 2 out of 5 stars. Lucy's life wasn't easy yet she thought she had it well and truly planned out. That is until her mother arrives with a new husband, which is a werewolf, and learns that her new stepbrothers are her mates. Everything in her life gets turned upside down, but as long as her dream life still comes true .... that's all that matters .... right?

I think I had too high of hopes for this novel, since even though it had all of Ms. Blacio's usual novel selling points this novel didn't hook me as I'd have liked it too. Everything was just okay. Then I found there were quite a few storylines that were never completed so you’re left hanging a bit.

I only recommend this novel to those who are fans of Ms. Blacio and hope you'll enjoy it more than I did.

Purchase This Book Here :

Amazon (Kindle) : Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves
Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Virgin Witch and The Vampire King: Weddings Bells Times Four | Her Stepbrothers’ Demands | Her Stepbrothers Are Aliens | Her Stepbrothers Are Demons | Her Stepbrothers Are Angels | Her Stepbrothers Are Dragons | Hot For Xmas

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015 | Second Sentence Saturday: Her Stepbrothers Are Aliens | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Second Sentence Saturday: Her Stepbrothers Are Angels | My 2017 Best Book Couples List | #TeaserTuesday: Her Stepbrothers Are Demons | Second Sentence Saturday: Hot For Xmas | @trinityblacio #BookTeaser #romancenovel #PNR #erotic


Author's Novel Extras : ​Her Stepbrothers are Werewolves [Book 7] - Overview & Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : Stepbrothers Series - Overview

Book Preview(s) :

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Trinity, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Disappointmentville: Kingdoms & Crowns Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @jenhayward_

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 192; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1002 KB | Expected Release Date: March 1, 2016 | Publisher: Harlequin : Presents | Obtained: NetGalley

"Carrying the King's Pride" [Kingdoms & Crowns Series, Book 1] by Jennifer Hayward

Author's Book Description : A marriage for the monarch

One last New York night with Sofia Ramirez is all Prince Nikandros Constantinides allowed himself before returning to Akathinia, after a dreadful accident took his brother's life. But before the royal rebel is crowned, Nik discovers that he didn't leave Sofia behind alone!

In a baby's heartbeat, Nik turns Sofia's world upside down and whisks her away to his Mediterranean kingdom. Dissolving a politically perfect engagement is not what Nik—or his country—had in mind, but this proud prince will do whatever it takes to legitimize his new rule…with a wife and child!

My Book Review : 2 out of 5 stars. On the night that Sofia decides to call it quits with Nik (Nikandros) .... she ends up pregnant and Nik's older brother dies, which in turn makes him next-in-line to become King. Then because of his father's health, he seems to become King (a role he was never supposed to have) over night. Though when he learns of Sofia's pregnancy, it feels as though life goes from bad to worse. Sofia wants/needs trust and love in her life for their relationship to work .... will Nik be able to give that to her?

I wish I could've liked this novel more, but I just couldn't. I struggled with it from the beginning, mostly because Sofia and Nik's relationship felt so forced. Then add in Nik's condescending ways and I can say for 75% of this novel I did not like the man. In addition, the plot's flow/mojo just was off or didn't feel right and lead me to believe that something else (like Nik being setup in a compromising way) was going to take place right up until the end and that never happened. 😕

Overall, this one wasn't for me and I don't feel comfortable recommending it. However, please check it out for yourself as it could be the book for you.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Claiming the Royal Innocent (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Marrying Her Royal Enemy (Book 3)

Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org
Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Hardcover) USD : Carrying the King's Pride
icon
Kobo (e-Book) USD : Carrying the King's Pride
Carrying the King's Pride
eBooks.com (e-Book) USD : Carrying the King's Pride

Amazon (Kindle) : Carrying the King's Pride

Amazon (Paperback) : Carrying the King's Pride
Carrying the King's Pride
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Carrying the King's Pride
Carrying the King's Pride
Barnes & Noble (Paperback) USD : Carrying the King's Pride

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Kingdoms & Crowns Series

Amazon (Paperbacks) USD : Kingdoms & Crowns Series

Amazon (Kindle) : Harlequin Presents March 2016 - Box Set 2 of 2: A Forbidden Temptation\Carrying the King's Pride\Bound to the Tuscan Billionaire\The Secret That Shocked De Santis

Author's Novel Extras : ​Carrying the King's Pride [Book 1] - Overview & Excerpt

Ms. Hayward's Pinterest Board for CARRYING THE KING'S PRIDE


Author's Series Extras : ​Claiming the Royal Innocent [Book 2] - Overview & Excerpt | Marrying Her Royal Enemy [Book 3] - Overview & Excerpt

Book Teaser(s) :
"I like them. They're elegant. Different."
She chewed on her lip. "You really like them? You're not just being nice?"
"You're a sure thing," he murmured. "Why would I be nice?"
Her mouth fell open. She was about to give him a knock across the head when she saw the sparkle in his eyes. "You are terrible."
"Sometimes you need to lighten up." He nuzzled her cheek, the stubble on his jaw razing her skin. "I think they're great." ~ within Chapter 10

Book Preview(s) :

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Jennifer, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Made the Grade: A Daddy for Baby Zoe? by Fiona Lowe | #BookReview @FionaLowe

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 256; Kindle Edition - File Size: 511 KB | Expected Release Date: January 1, 2016 | Publisher: Harlequin : Medical Romances | Obtained: NetGalley

"A Daddy for Baby Zoe?" by Fiona Lowe

Author's Book Description : A baby to bind them

Weeks away from giving birth, Dr. Meredith Dennison finds herself with no husband and few funds. Retreating to Shearwater Island, she just wants to hide from the world…until she meets her gorgeous, caring neighbor, multimillionaire Raf Camilleri.

Meredith is the last woman Raf should fall for. He's no more ready for her and newborn baby Zoe than Meredith is for him! But they so need his support, and their tender pull makes it impossible for Raf to stay away…

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! Meredith (M) thought she had everything planned out and after years of waiting for her husband, to be ready she is now pregnant and about to be a mother. Yet, life isn’t as easy as she wished especially when married to an extreme adventure-seeker. Then when she gets the unexpected news that her husband died in an avalanche while on Australia’s Mount Feathertop, to say she was shocked would be an understatement. Therefore, she retreats to her and her husband’s vacation home to try to work through her grief and it is there that she meets Rafael (Raf) her neighbor who is still struggling through he own personal turmoil. Over the course of them getting to know and help one another, Meredith gives birth to Zoe who changes both Raf and Meredith’s lives for the better. Will Zoe be able to turn them into a family too?

Wow. This novel is more realistic then I was hoping for, yet it worked. As it was very believable. While I am happy with Meredith’s personal standards and how much she truly loved her husband, in the same breath it annoyed be to no end because of how great a guy Raf was and how she kept on putting him at a distance. Especially after you hear about Raf’s backstory I was surprised by how obtuse Meredith seemed by her actions and why Raf clung onto their relationship more/faster than she expected. It was because of how Meredith handles everything that it made it hard for me to enjoy this novel as much as I’d have liked. On the flip side though, it was because of Meredith’s actions that this novel feels more real and believable.

I recommend this to those looking for believable yet fictional contemporary “new parenthood” romance.

Purchase This Book Here :
Support Independent Bookstores - Visit IndieBound.org
Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Hardcover) USD : A Daddy for Baby Zoe?
icon
Kobo (e-Book) USD : A Daddy for Baby Zoe?
A Daddy for Baby Zoe?
eBooks.com (e-Book) USD : A Daddy for Baby Zoe?

Amazon (Kindle) : A Daddy for Baby Zoe?

Amazon (Paperback) : A Daddy for Baby Zoe?
A Daddy for Baby Zoe?
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : A Daddy for Baby Zoe?
A Daddy for Baby Zoe?
Barnes & Noble (Paperback) USD : A Daddy for Baby Zoe?

Amazon (Kindle) : Harlequin Medical Romance January 2016 - Box Set 1 of 2: A Daddy for Baby Zoe?\Her Playboy's Proposal\A Mother for His Adopted Son

Author's Novel Extras : ​A Daddy for Baby Zoe? - Overview & Excerpt

Ms. Lowe's Pinterest Board for A DADDY FOR BABY ZOE?

Book Teaser(s) :
'A Thousand and One Baby Names,' he said with a grin. 'This has to be the only occasion Dad's hoarder tendencies have come in handy.'
He sat back down against the bed end and opened the age-yellowed pages. 'Okay. Abby, Acacia, Ada, Adelaide, Africa, Aisha, Alberta, Amanda---'
She stared at him, gobsmacked. 'You're not seriously going to read out a thousand names?'
His finger paused on the page and he looked up with a slight frown on his face. 'You've got nine hours to come up with a name that both suits possum here and that you love or else she'll be named for you.'
'Put that way, I see your point.'
He winked at her and went back to reading. 'Amelia, Angela, Aphra, Ardith...'
She settled back against the pillows, letting his melodic voice rain names down upon her, waiting for the one that said, This one. ~ within Chapter 6

Book Preview(s) :

For more information on this book and/or any other books by Fiona, then please check out her Amazon Acct.